Today is the third anniversary of Steve Jobs’ death

“Steven Paul Jobs, the legendary Apple boss who set the company on its course to becoming the world’s most cash-rich company before passing away three years ago Sunday, is often lauded as a technology visionary,” Alex Fitzpatrick writes for TIME Magazine. “But really, it was Jobs’ business acumen that made him not only a genius, but also a legend.”

“Indeed, Jobs’ drive to ‘sell a few,’ as Woz put it in a 1983 TIME story, resulted in products that utterly changed the world into which they were introduced: The Macintosh, the iMac, the iPod, the iPhone, the iPad,” Fitzpatrick writes. “If you were able to put up with Jobs’ demanding ways of doing business, Apple wasn’t a bad place to be, even back in ’82. ‘From the start,’ as TIME said, ‘the Apple team did almost everything right.'”

Read TIME’s first cover story about Steve Jobs, from February 15, 1982, here.

MacDailyNews Take: We miss you, Steve!

We don’t get a chance to do that many things, and every one should be really excellent. Because this is our life. Life is brief, and then you die, you know? And we’ve all chosen to do this with our lives. So it better be damn good. It better be worth it. – Steve Jobs

“Steve Jobs” by Diana Walker (born 1942) / Digital inkjet print, 1982 (printed 2011) / (Diana Walker - National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Diana Walker; © Diana Walker)
“Steve Jobs” (1982) by Diana Walker, National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution)

26 Comments

  1. It only seem like yesterday that I heard the news of Jobs passing. The world misses a man like Jobs a visionary. You can always ask where Apple would be if he was still alive and leading this great company. Hopefully the people he put charge is carrying on his legacy. Rest in Peace Steve Jobs.

    1. “It’s seems like yesterday”

      Really? Movies, books and an internet full of “if only Steve were here” comments make it seem like an eternity to me.

      I don’t know any famous person who died who gets talked about more often than Steve (and deservedly so).

    2. The world is missing men of great passion and unwavering commitment to achieve a lofty goal.

      It seems as the only ones the media is showing us today with passion today go around hacking peoples heads off.

  2. I always have trouble missing someone who I think of on a daily basis and who’s life I feel still intertwines with my own. The body may be dead, but the spirit lives on is alive and moves forward, I can see it from the watch.

    Maybe I miss different.

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